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Co-op Community Token Scheme

April 20th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

We are delighted to announce that our application to become part of the Co-op’s Community Token Scheme has been successful! Working with the Co-op, we are looking to raise funds for our Visitor Centre.

If you would like to support us, and you are already a member of the Co-op, all you have to do is visit either of the two stores in Dovercourt – on Fronks Road and in the High Street – pick up a token, and vote for us.

If you are not already a member of the Co-op, you can become one by visiting in-store, or join via their website:

With your help we could raise up to £500 for the Visitor Centre.  Every token counts!

Today’s the day

April 15th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

We are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of the County of Essex (a Class 47 locomotive) which is on a tour organised by our friends at Charity Railtours. Waiting to greet the passengers will be several special guests including the; Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Chair of Essex County Council, Chair of Tendring District Council, Mayor of Harwich and the High Steward of Harwich.
The train is expected to arrive at Harwich Town station at 16.25 with the Museum being opened shortly after. The passengers will have time to visit the Museum and explore the town before the train departs at 18.30.
We are very grateful to the Harwich Society for arranging to open its visitor attractions to coincide with our event. These include the; High Lighthouse, Maritime Museum and the Treadwheel Crane.
The tour has been organised in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support. The County of Essex has kindly been donated by The Stratford 47 Group.

Heritage Railway Magazine – Read all about us!

April 14th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

Issue 240 is in the shops now and includes a great article on the opening of our Railway and Shipping Museum on Sunday 15th April.
It’s also worth taking a look at the Heritage Railway website for lots more interesting news and articles.


Volunteer Open Evening – Weds April 25th

April 13th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

An open evening is being held on Wednesday April 25th for anyone who is interested in getting involved with the Heritage Centre and its Railway and Shipping Museum.  Please come along to the Museum at Harwich Town station between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Heritage Centre Opening – April 2018

April 6th, 2018 Posted by Development, News No Comment yet

The Harwich Town Station buildings are being remodelled! Ten rooms are currently being transformed to represent the station as it was in 1924 and they are now home to a nationally important rail heritage collection. This outstanding collection has not been seen by the public before.
The Museum will be open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm with effect from April 21st. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us further by completing a Gift Aid Declaration form.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about our volunteering opportunities.


Embroiderers’ Guild New Branch Taster Meeting

April 2nd, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

In Partnership with the Mayflower Heritage Centre.
Unleash your creativity and join the new Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild at The Heritage Centre. George Street, Harwich, CO12 3Nd. There are two ‘taster’ meetings on Saturday 7th April and Tuesday 17th May. Come and join us and get inspired!
Be a textile artist with a needle as a brush and thread as paint, and enjoy the company of like minded people and have fun.
For more information about the Guild or the new branch in Harwich please contact:

Website Refresh

March 1st, 2018 Posted by Development, News, Web Design No Comment yet

The website is currently undergoing a major refresh. Please bear with us as we update the content and play with the layout. If you have any news, comments or photographs which you would like to share with us, please email
Thank you.

Museum Accreditation

February 1st, 2018 Posted by Development, News No Comment yet

The Centre is currently seeking museum status to protect and preserve the valuable collections held in its care. Achieving this status will be a real benefit to the Centre as we develop. We are actively seeking people with an interest in curating to work with us on this.

Embroiderers’ Guild

November 1st, 2017 Posted by Articles, News No Comment yet

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with the Embroiderers Guild in the lead up to 2020. This might not seem to be a natural “fit” but has the potential to bring huge benefit to both organisations and the communities we serve. More details to follow.

Making History

October 30th, 2017 Posted by Development, News No Comment yet

A little bit of history has been made as our Chair ,Tony Elliston, and Bob Clow have signed a 25-year lease on the Harwich Town Station buildings. The signing of these documents means the collection can remain intact, in Harwich and secure over the long-term.



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